Port Soderick

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Coordinates: 54°07′21″N 4°31′57″W / 54.1226°N 4.5324°W / 54.1226; -4.5324

Port Soderick
Port Soderick is located in Isle of Man
Port Soderick
Port Soderick
 Port Soderick shown within the Isle of Man
Population (2006 Census)
OS grid reference SC346726
Parish Braddan
Sheading Middle
Crown dependency Isle of Man
Post town ISLE OF MAN
Postcode district IM4
Dialling code 01624
Police Isle of Man
Fire Isle of Man
Ambulance Isle of Man
House of Keys Middle
List of places
Isle of Man

Port Soderick is a small hamlet to the south of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, once famed for its pleasure grounds and beach. In latter years there have been various attempts to rejuvenate the area, all of which have been unsuccessful to date. The beach area has its own small promenade and hotel (latterly named "The Anchor" but now closed and abandoned), a suspended walkway (now closed and deemed unsafe), former oyster beds, large building formerly housing an amusement arcade, paddling pool (long since filled in by shingle from the incoming tide, and access the nearby glen of the same name. These days the place is something of a ghost town, disturbed only by the occasional dog walker but it once had its own funicular railway linking the sea level resort with the Douglas Head Marine Drive Railway atop the cliffs above, the remnants of which can still be traced today.

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